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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Red Glow in the Eastern Sky

The weather has been great the last couple of weeks. It's rained a bit and the temperature has stayed below 90 for the most part.  The pastures are green and there are even a few wild flowers scattered about this year. 
I've been taking full advantage of it.  :)



It's odd to see a red glow to the east at sunset, but it was really pretty. :) 




I could hear the distant thunder and frogs croaking in the little water hole near the plum thickets..



It was a beautiful evening. :)

A few days later another thunderstorm came through. The trees whipped around with the wind...



The sky took on an eerie shade of orange as the sun set to the west....


I stepped out the back door with my camera and got pelted with small hail balls. lol  I don't recommend doing that. :)




I can't remember seeing a sky so orange before. It was pretty amazing. :)


20 comments:

Charade said...

The earlier photos remind me that the colors of Charles M. Russell's paintings were, indeed, so very real. Lovely.

Ross in Ventura said...

I love your pictures Jeanie

Ross

Mrs. JP said...

What a beautiful progression of pictures. I love to watch storm clouds roll up. Yikes, though, stay out of the hail!!

cavinravin said...

very pretty sunset and Great post!

JohnGoes said...

That was a fascinating color of sky. I've seen an orange sky like that once on the way from Austin to Shreveport on U.S. 79. I stopped the truck and took some pictures it was so unusual and beautiful. Now I have to hunt them up.
Love your blog. I'm going to be a copycat and build a smoker like yours but set it up both for cold smoking and to use it for smoking briskets, ribs, and pulled pork.

I write a blog about a piece of land we bought in Milam county. If you're interested: grueneweide.blogspot.com (gruene weide is "green pasture" in German.)

LindaG said...

When the sky looks like that here, I look for cover. It usually is not good.
Glad you got through the weather safely!

cowgirl said...

Thank you Charade! It was so pretty that evening. I've been taking my time doing evening chores so I can enjoy the view. It's relaxing.
Thank you for stopping by too, I appreciate it! :)

cowgirl said...

Ross thank you! It's nice to see you. Hope your spring is going well. I imagine you have been making some wonderful meals in your backyard. I need to check your blog! :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Mrs JP! I enjoy watching storms roll in too. They are so powerful but beautiful in their own way. :)
Hope you are keeping safe this storm season!

cowgirl said...

Thank you Cavinravin! Nice to see you. Hope you are keeping safe from any storms this spring too. :)

cowgirl said...

Hello John, it's nice to meet you!
It sounds like you have experienced these orange skies too.. isn't it beautiful.
I will take a look at your blog too, thank you for the url!
Good luck with that smokehouse, hope it works out well for you. I really get a lot of use out of mine. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by John, hope you have a nice weekend!

cowgirl said...

Linda thank you! I kept a close eye on things that night.
Hope you are keeping safe this spring too. I see you are getting close to your move. That is really exciting!! I'm happy for you!! :)

cookin willie said...

Wow that sky was really pretty. I can not believe that you have hit 90 degree weather already. We are still in the mid to high end 70s and we have had a few days in the low 80's nothing big. The evenings dip to the 40's. Hay while I am thinking about it. Do you get fire flies. I remember when I was a kid growing up in Kansas and Missouri we got them.

cowgirl said...

Hi Willie, good to see ya!
It's getting hot here already. Seems like the weather is off by a month.

There are fireflies around here. I don't see many on the farm but they are at the lakes where I camp and fish. I love them. :)

Hope all is going well with you. I am sure you're probably keeping busy!
Thanks Willie!

panthers76 said...

Thanks for the pics Jeanie. Very beautiful...

cowgirl said...

Thank you Bill! The orange sky was sooo strange but pretty at the same time.
Hope you have a nice weekend, it's good to see ya. :)

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

Kinda nice to see all the greeness out your way Jeanie. Interesting and mysterious skys. Not sure if that is good or not.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Mark I am enjoying the green too. It's starting to warm up here, been in the 90s already.
The sky has been pretty nice lately. I've spent as much time as possible enjoying it. :)
Hope all is well with you!

Chris said...

It was that meteor that cause the orange glow and thunder! Okay, maybe not the hail. lol.

cowgirl said...

lol Maybe you are right Chris! Thanks! :)